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Description

Essentially a side-on scrolling beat 'em up in the vain of The Way of the Exploding Fist, but with an epic storyline and puzzles a-plenty.

The introduction, now an Amiga classic, shows the Beast-mage stealing your infant sister and the purpose of the game is to rescue her back. On the way a variety of puzzles, sub-quests and really nasty monsters dog your every step.

Screenshots

Shadow of the Beast II Amiga Introduction scene #2
Shadow of the Beast II Atari ST Gremlins throwing cherry bombs?
Shadow of the Beast II FM Towns Start of the game
Shadow of the Beast II Amiga Company logo Psygnosis

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Alternate Titles

  • "シャドー・オブ・ザ・ビーストⅡ 獣神の呪縛" -- Japanese spelling
  • "SOTB2" -- Informal title
  • "Shadow of the Beast II: Jūshin no Jubaku" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Zero Amiga Oct, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1990 87 out of 100 87
The One Amiga Sep, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Raze Amiga Nov, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Play Time Atari ST Mar, 1992 79 out of 100 79
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Nov, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Mean Machines Genesis Jan, 1993 58 out of 100 58
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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Trivia

Development

The original game was developed using a 25Mhz PC in PDS 2. Whereas the graphics were created on a 25Mhz Amiga 2000 with a 68030 processor board.

The next game in development after this became the shoot 'em up, Awesome.

Manual

According to the Amiga game manual, it took:
    Fact Box -
  • Total Memory Used: 3.5 megabytes
  • Graphics Data: 2 megabytes
  • Music & Sound Data: 1 megabyte
  • Music Sample Rate: 20 kilohertz
  • Screen Update: 50 time a second
  • Project Duration: 12 months

Awards

  • EMAP Image's Golden Joystick 1991
    • April 1991: Best Graphics - 16 Bit

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